October 28, 2016
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The winter months can cause both financial and emotional stress, especially for people living on a low income or coping with a change in their circumstances. Calling 2-1-1 is the easy way to access financial, emotional and other supports in Ontario communities this winter.

May 08, 2016

- Guest Blog by Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director of United Way of Bruce Grey

United Way of Bruce Grey played an essential role in supporting residents after the Goderich Tornado and victims of the Owen Sound fires, which affected 23 people, including six families who did not have home insurance.

May 09, 2016

Ontario residents wanting to help the victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta can donate to several organizations. At this time cash is the most needed as this crisis will likely last weeks and the community’s needs will change. Financial donations to the Red Cross will be matched by the Government of Canada. The Alberta Government is also matching donations to the Red Cross. It is a great way to maximize your donation.

February 10, 2016
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December 07, 2015

Many communities across Ontario are getting ready to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees in the coming weeks and months, and 211 is here to help!  211 is available by phone, 24/7, in more than 150 languages to help newcomers learn about the services available, and understand how to access them. Looking for services? Search or click on the topic icons on our homepage at www.211ontario.ca

September 21, 2015
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Most Canadians aged 55 or older want to live at home as long as possible, according to Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics and Provincial Lead, Ontario’s Seniors Strategy in a TEDxStouffville video on Building Age Friendly Communities. Our population has never lived so long so as a society we are learning what seniors need.

February 11, 2015
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211 - Information and referral helpline to community, social, government and health services.

311 - Customer service and municipal information hotline for the following regions/cities. (Toronto, Halton, Windsor, Peel, Ottawa, Greater Sudbury).

411 - Telephone directory and business listings.

911 - Emergency number for police, fire and ambulance.

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